More Details on the Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft & Wizardry from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”!

Pottermore released more details on the North American wizarding school that’s featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemIlvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!

It’s been officially announced that the four houses for the school are: Horned Serpent, Pukwudgie, Thunderbird and Wampus!

The houses were named after four magical creatures, that Pottermore describes below:

• Horned Serpent – a ‘great horned river serpent with a jewel set into its forehead’
• Pukwudgie – ‘a short, grey-faced, large-eared creature’
• Thunderbird – a creature that ‘can create storms as it flies’
• Wampus – ‘a magical, panther-like creature that is fast, strong and almost impossible to kill’

You can read Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where J.K. Rowling explains a little more of the history of magic in the United States and how the school came to be.


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